Red Wing, Wabasha, and Goodhue County have been selected for the first round of Blandin Foundation Leadership Boost grants.
Red Wing Downtown Main Street and Goodhue Country will each receive $81,000 to focus on healing and trust around historical trauma in Red Wing and Prairie Island Indian Communities.
The City of Wabasha will recieve a $50,000 grant for the Wabasha Healthier and Happier Project focusing on the future of the community.
A total of 26 grants this round were awarded totalling $1.35 million dollars.
Blandin Foundation is a private foundation based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota whose mission is to connect, fund and advocate for ideas and people to inspire resourcefulness and move rural places in Minnesota forward.